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Spirit House Dunedin

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8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-455 9500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“green curry” (7 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (5 reviews)
“pad thai” (12 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here by friends for lunch and the service and food was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful flavours and great value for money with million dollar views over the beach and out to sea.

Thank 44NZTraveller44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large takeaway order that included a wide range of things. They got it sorted in a pretty good time (considering it was Easter Friday and it was busy) and the food was delicious. Maybe not completely authentic but that’s possibly what made...More

Thank Jono S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of 8 had dinner entrees and mains. I had curry puff entrée and sizzling plate of tempura fish No. 24 if I remember, both were beautiful mild curry and good pastry in the puffs far superior to the Thai meal had in Christchurch recently....More

Thank HK2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I see a bit of a theme here in the other reviews, and it's pretty much the same again: Great food, service was wanting on key points. We had booked in advance for a late Sunday lunch: party of four at 1:45. I politely made...More

Thank echoriath
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very busy and the food did some quickly but it wasn't any where near as good as other Thai/Asian places in Dunedin. The entrees were nice but the mains weren't. We had the Penang beef, honey chicken, seafood boat and fried rice. All were quite...More

Thank MeganSmith2016
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This was a family gathering and the restaurant was well aware that there were 20 people attending. In a nutshell, the waitress was shocking! She couldn't get the drinks right and when the entree was served, she tried to take one of our "combination" entrees...More

Thank Andys0per
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great location great service great menu great range of beers wine great staff oh the food was also great. Great 😘 what else do we need to say. Bazza

Thank phasetw0
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Spirit House offered great food, atmosphere and service. Very good value for money and pre-booking on line was simple and efficient . Would highly recommend to others.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This restaurant has a wonderful location and lovely interior decor . When we booked for 6pm we were advised they would need the table again by 7.30pm . We arrived and was ready to order at 6.10pm and was impressed to have entrees arrive soon...More

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Sometimes it happens, new staff, staff change etc but was very unhappy with the service, I reviewed this fabulously located restaurant with excellent food, a year ago when I was also over from Australia. This was the reason for going back, because it was so...More

Thank JazzyPerth
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Questions & Answers
19 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a BYO option
11 March 2016|
Response from Waitress04 |
On the spirit House website, there is a PDF of the menu ☺️
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-455 9500
  • E-mail
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